BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 27, 2021 - during the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Indiana Hoosiers at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. Photo By Indiana Athletics

IU basketball: Michigan 73 Indiana 57 — Three keys | Highlights | Final stats

Indiana lost to Michigan by a final score of 73-57 on Saturday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.

The Hoosiers were led by senior guard Al Durham, who scored 15 points for his final home game at IU.  Durham surpassed the 1,000 point mark for his career during the game.

The three keys to the game, highlights and expanded stats are below.

Indiana (12-12, 7-10) will next travel to Michigan State for a Tuesday evening contest.

Watch:  Miller and Durham discuss the game

THREE KEYS TO THE GAME

1. Jackson-Davis unable to get going.  Sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was the focus of Michigan’s defensive effort and he was never able to get going on Saturday afternoon.  Jackson-Davis scored only 10 points, more than 10 below his average, and he grabbed only four rebounds, more than five below his average.  Jackson-Davis made only 3 of 12 shots from the field.  Race Thompson was able to fill some of the void with 11 points and six rebounds, but this was a game where Michigan seemed intent on making Indiana’s backcourt beat them.

2. Michigan gets to the line, then gets hot.  Michigan only made 40.7 percent of their first half shots, but they converted 16 of 18 attempts at the free throw line to run out to a 42-33 halftime advantage.  In the second half the Wolverines made 3-pointers on their first three possessions and shot 50 percent from the field overall after the break.  Meanwhile, Indiana struggled in the second half, making just 33 percent of its shots including 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

3. Wolverines’ frontcourt controls the glass, controls the game.  Michigan’s length was a problem in many ways, and their length advantage was perhaps best illustrated by a 37-27 overall rebounding advantage that included nine offensive rebounds and seven second chance points. Wolverine frontcourt trio Hunter Dickinson, Franz Wagner and Isaiah Livers combined for 50 points and 23 rebounds.  The same group bothered Jackson-Davis’ shot throughout and limited his post touches.


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